Science Friday and Studio 360 Present: The Golden Record Remastered
What message would you send into the depths of space to represent humanity?
In 1977, two Voyager spacecraft left Earth, each carrying a 12-inch gold-plated phonograph record. This Golden Record—curated by Carl Sagan and a select group of scientists, technologists, and artists—contained messages for our cosmic neighbors in an attempt to, as advisor B. M. Oliver expressed, “appeal to and expand the human spirit.”
On September 27th, Science Friday and Studio 360 are re-imagining the Golden Record in anticipation of its 40th anniversary with an evening of art, science, and exploration. The evening is presented in collaboration with The Greene Space, Groupmuse, and WQXR and will feature performances by the Ulysses Quartet and Tenth Intervention, as well as a discussion with Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen, writer and blogger Maria Popova, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and Science Friday’s Ira Flatow.
When: Tuesday, September 27th, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY (corner of Varick Street)
How: Tickets are $25 and can be reserved here.
Submissions: We’re updating the Voyager spacecraft Golden Record idea for 2016—and we need your help. What would you want to include on it? Submit your ideas here.
*This text was updated on September 28, 2016, to reflect the fact that two Voyager spacecraft left Earth, each carrying a Golden Record.